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Huge 5th century runestone found

Post by Actumen on Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:38 pm

http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2009/10/5th_century_rune_stone_found.php


Most rune stones are written with the late 16-character futhark and date from the 11th century when the Scandies had largely been Christianised. Their inscriptions tend to be formulaic: "Joe erected the stone after Jim his father who was a very good man". But by that time, runic writing was already 900 years old. It's just that inscriptions in the early 24-character futhark are much less common. And when you find them, their messages are usually far less straight-forward...

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Post by Mushroom Brew on Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:49 pm

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Post by Kyle on Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:09 am

Cool! I didn't realize how old of a name Joe was...
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